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The Sustainability Stream

We've got the launch pad you need. Humber’s one-of-a-kind Sustainability Stream will accelerate your academic journey toward a career in Sustainability.

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Overview

Humber’s one-of-a-kind Sustainability Stream will support your academic journey toward a career in the green sector. You’ll expand your foundational knowledge of social equity and sustainability, earn academic credits, and gain exposure to green careers and the educational paths needed to secure a job in this sector. Green careers are those that tackle the climate crisis, protect and restore eco-systems, and build healthier and more equitable communities.

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Students who complete the Sustainability Stream will be recognized with a Humber Sustainability Stream Certificate of Completion in addition to their General Arts and Science certificate or diploma.

There are many social and environmental challenges before us today, and more are ahead. The future must be solutions-focused. Humber has the stream to get you there.

More About the Sustainability Stream:

Students in the Sustainability Stream will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership throughout the campus community by working as Sustainability Ambassadors with Humber’s Office of Sustainability. Students will also be provided with work-related and learning opportunities at the Humber Arboretum and Centre for Urban Ecology and gain Co-Curricular Record experiences in sustainability.

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Humber Also Offers:

Student advising support for each student, green guest speakers and events for career insights and pathway options in the green career sector.

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Humber campus offers many opportunities to learn in nature.

Curriculum

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Requirements to fulfil Sustainability Stream - College Transfer Certificate

Students will take the following courses:

Semester 1:

GGRN 101: Sociology of Inequality
GGRN 100: Foundations of Sustainability
GCOM 105: Academic Writing and Research
GPSY 100: Positive Psychology for Academic and Career Success
GMTH 121: Foundational Mathematics

Semester 2:

GGRN 150: Citizen Science and Critical Thinking
GCOM 201: Professional Communications
GMGT 100: Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship
GSTE GNED:

Complete one of the Sustainability-focused electives
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics
POLS 224: Justice, Equality, and Rights
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue
POLS 219: Globalization
SCIE 221: The Environment

Required one of the following:
GNED or BLAW 150: Business Law

Sustainability-focused Learning Activities

  • Volunteer as a Sustainability Ambassador (both semesters)
  • Participate in Sustainability Workshops through Humber’s Center for Urban Ecology
  • Attend a Green Careers Workshop

Requirements to fulfil Sustainability Stream - Degree Transfer Certificate

Students will take the following courses

Semester 1:

GGRN 101: Sociology of Inequality
GGRN 100: Foundations of Sustainability
GCOM 105: Academic Writing and Research
GPSY 100: Positive Psychology for Academic and Career Success
GMTH 121: Foundational Mathematics

Semester 2:

GGRN 150: Citizen Science and Critical Thinking
GCOM 201: Professional Communications
GLIT 110: Forms of Literature
GSOC 210: Sociology 2
GSTE GNED:

Complete one of the Sustainability-focused electives
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics
POLS 224: Justice, Equality, and Rights
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue
POLS 219: Globalization
SCIE 221: The Environment

Sustainability-focused Learning Activities

  • Volunteer as a Sustainability Ambassador (both semesters)
  • Participate in Sustainability Workshops through Humber’s Center for Urban Ecology
  • Attend a Green Careers Workshop

Requirements to fulfil Sustainability Stream - University Transfer Diploma

Students will take the following courses

Semester 1:

GGRN 101: Sociology of Inequality
GGRN 100: Foundations of Sustainability
GCOM 105: Academic Writing and Research
GPSY 100: Positive Psychology for Academic and Career Success
GMTH 121: Foundational Mathematics

Semester 2:

GGRN 150: Citizen Science and Critical Thinking
GCOM 201: Professional Communications
GSOC 210: Sociology 2
GLIT 110: Forms of Literature

Complete one of the Sustainability-focused electives
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics
POLS 224: Justice, Equality, and Rights
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue
POLS 219: Globalization
SCIE 221: The Environment

Semester 3:

GGRN: Understanding the Environment through Popular Culture
GCOM 205: Academic Writing and Research 2
GPOL 220: Political Science: Introduction to Political Theory

Complete one of the Sustainability-focused electives
PHIL 230: Environmental Ethics
POLS 224: Justice, Equality, and Rights
SCIE 209: Water: A Life or Death Issue
POLS 219: Globalization
SCIE 221: The Environment

Required 1 from the following courses:
GECN 150: Economics: A Historical Perspective
GMOR 150: Contemporary Moral Issues
GPHL 110: Introduction to Philosophy
GNED: General Elective

Semester 4:

GHST 210: Contemporary World History
GLIT 210: Contemporary Literature
GPHL 210: Interdisciplinary Studies in Philosophy
GPOL 200: Political Science: International Relations

Complete one of the Sustainability-focused electives
GSTE: GNED - Sustainability Elective

Learning Activities

  • Volunteer as a Sustainability Ambassador (both semesters)
  • Participate in Sustainability Workshops through Humber’s Center for Urban Ecology
  • Attend a Green Careers Workshop

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Develop, thorough general knowledge gained in a wide range of subjects, insight into both self and society.
  • Develop flexibility and clarity of thought and expression in order to develop communications competence to a level required by business and industry.
  • Understand and utilize critical thinking processes and problem-solving techniques.
  • Examine and evaluate various aspects of our changing society to assist in developing a sense of personal and social responsibility as a citizen in society.
  • Employ basic vocational skills drawn from the areas of the Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences or Vocational Studies (Business, Technology).

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